Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing Online Course Review

Do you want to start making affiliate income from your blog? Click to read my review of the Pin To Profits: Affiliate Marketing online course.

Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing Online Course Review

I love Pinterest. I am on Pinterest every day for both my businesses.

I use it extensively to grow this business, The Creative Curator, and I use it in my second biz as a Pinterest strategist for online business owners, over here.

One thing I have never done however, is use Pinterest for affiliate marketing. I had always thought that affiliate marketing was spammy. I had an image in my head of swinging by a site, and being inundated with pop ups and flashy ads all over the webpage. That to me was affiliate marketing.

I even wrote on my ‘About’ page here that there would be ‘no whizz-bang flashy ads on the site; they annoy me, they’d annoy you’! And yet, here I find myself 21 months on from having launched my website, finally using affiliate links. Why?

*This post contains several affiliate links. If you click on them, I may received a small commission at some point. This does not cost you anything more, but will help me to increase my income / fabric stash! I only ever recommend products that I have paid for, used and trust. Your faith in me is important to me, and I never recommend products I have no experience with.*

 Do you want to start making affiliate income from your blog? Click to read my review of the Pin To Profits: Affiliate Marketing online course.

Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing

I had been hearing people tell me that if my business wasn’t making enough to live on, it wasn’t really a business. Rather, it was just a hobby.

Let me tell you – this seriously annoyed me. The Creative Curator is NOT a hobby. I have plans for this biz of mine, big plans. But first, I needed to start bringing in more revenue, to make things happen.

It was around Black Friday in 2017, and got an email from someone, about an online course called *Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing. It was created by someone called McKinzie on a site called Moms Make Cents. I had never heard of Mckinzie or her site, but the course was on sale, I needed help with what she taught, so off I went to check it out.

Now, I’m not a stay at mom, looking to make extra income at home, so it could be said that i’m not the perfect target audience for Pin to Profits. Yet, I was intrigued enough by the description of the course contents to actually put my money on the table.

 

What’s Inside Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing?

Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing is made up of five modules:

  • Module 1: The Fundamentals of Affiliate Marketing on Pinterest
  • Module 2: Optimise Your Pinterest Account
  • Module 3: Branding For Pinterest
  • Module 4: Implementing Pinterest Affiliate Marketing
  • Module 5: Pin Affiliate Tips For Bloggers

To be fair, I only needed modules 1, 4 and 5, as I’d been using Pinterest long enough by then to know the rest, but, those three modules were totally worth the price I paid for the course.

And if you’re a new blogger, you’ll get enormous value from the entire course, for a fraction of the price of other Pinterest based courses!

I spent time implementing the lessons that Mckinzie taught, and waited. And waited. I started to think that making anything on Pinterest through affiliate marketing was all a load of codswallop. But just as I stopped thinking on it, and moved onto the next thing on my list, the affiliate commissions started coming in.

 

Income From Implementing Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing

In December I made just under $20. In January 2017, I’ve so far made almost $47. Sure, most would say it’s nothing to write home about, because $47 wouldn’t even pay for my monthly email list cost over on *ConvertKit. Yet it’s $47 more than I earnt in every other month in 2017.

And I expect this monthly affiliate amount to keep growing. Because now I know how to use affiliate marketing on Pinterest in a way that isn’t spammy and annoying.

 

Is Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing Worth It?

Oh yes. I paid around $42 in November 2017, and have already made that back. And with Pinterest now circulating all my pins that lead to affiliate products, that small investment has more than paid for itself.

I also love how warm and friendly McKinzie is. I emailed her about the course, and had several emails back. I feel happy having spent my money on a product that works, from someone who cares about her audience. Win-win me thinks?

If you’d like to learn more and start making affiliate income, check out *McKinzie’s Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing course here.

 

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